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Modelling how sediment suspension controls the morphology and evolution of sand-bed rivers

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Sand-bed rivers dominate the drainage of the Earth's surface. For example, the world's 10 largest rivers, that drain almost 20% of global continental land & deliver 33% of the terrestrial sediment supplied to the oceans, are all sand-bed channels. Many river catchments, in which sand-bed channels are present, are subject to anthropogenic activities such as dam construction, water abstraction, river engineering, or deforestation. As a result, the rivers in these catchments can experience sudden and catastrophic environmental problems such as major bank retreat that promotes building collapse, river bed aggradation and flooding, and channel shifting that leads to habitat degradation. Despite the environmental, social and economic significance of these rivers, we have struggled

Type of Project Project
Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Natural Environment Research Council
Value £102,602.00
Project Dates Jun 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2017

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